Jenco is a locally owned and operated commercial electrical contractor that thinks a little differently. For the last 23 years, Jenco has helped business owners put Construction In Place safely and at a profit. We help business owners produce new facilities and shorten their design to use cycle with industry leading practices in design and installation of building automation and electrical systems.
We understand the perception that General Contractors have about their subcontractors. The perception is that most subcontractors have to be constantly managed and reminded of their obligations. Isn’t that exhausting?
There is a more powerful way to lead construction teams than having to manage your subs commitments for them. Jenco’s commitment to never having to be managed has allowed us to separate ourselves from our competition. Our commitment to producing trusted relationships, capacity before its needed and delivering on our promises has enabled Jenco to grow into what it is today- one of Arizona’s top sought after electrical contractors!
Jenco does something every moment of every day in every action to help its customers.
Over the past 23 years the staff at Jenco has been developing practices, and people, to produce satisfaction for all our customers. Adroit Operation Management (AOM) is Jenco’s proprietary constellation of products, services, tools, strategies, software and philosophies that are intended to produce coordination and cooperation of our actions with those of the other trades people and our customer’s personnel working to produce Construction Put In Place (CPIP).
AOM is focused on our customers, ultimately in every way. Over the years, we have designed, modified, and updated AOM to ensure that it is coherent with Lean practices and philosophies. In other words AOM fits inside, supports, and enables Lean principles to be real at Jenco.
So what does this mean to the General Contractor working with us? Simply put, AOM enables Jenco to not have to be managed. AOM has formal training and real practices that each Jenco team member has to work with to declare their intentions BEFORE they launch into action of CPIP. Every single piece of material Jenco installs is done with a plan. These plans declare how they are going to perform the work, when it will be done, who they must coordinate with, and how they are going to perform the action safely and at a profit.
Many are surprised to learn that Kelly did not start off as an electrician, or even an office employee. In 1983 Kelly entered the electrical industry as a truck driver delivering materials for Goulder Electric. He worked his way up and when the doors closed, seven years later, he held the role of Vice President of Administration.
Kelly founded Jen Electric in 1990 with a philosophy of helping our customers, employees, vendors and colleagues increase their capacities to take care of their concerns. His focus on producing trust and delivering on his commitments to his customers and his employees has enabled him to build four strong brands into what it is today, Jenco Inc.
Joe has worked in a number of capacities since being employed by Jen Electric in 1991. He also was one of the co-founders of Jen Service in 1997, a partner in the acquisition of Control Engineering in 2005 and currently, one of the three owners of Jenco, Inc.
Shortly after arriving in Arizona in 1977, Joe began his career in the electrical industry “roping” houses and apartments. Having the desire to learn more facets of the industry, Joe went on to complete his electrical apprenticeship in 1983 where he gained experience on commercial, industrial and power plant projects.
After joining Jen Electric, Joe’s interests grew towards the office side of the business where he was promoted to a Project Manager. Eventually an interest in ownership evolved when Joe was offered a partnership in a new company named, Jen Service.
Today, Joe’s role as CFO makes him responsible for maintaining the financial strength of Jenco, so they can conduct business in the most effective and efficient means possible. Joe is also responsible for reporting the financial position of the organization to the other shareholders so they can make strategic decisions for the future. In his role, Joe directs the accounting staff that processes, analyzes, and validates the company’s financial data on a perpetual basis.
In addition to Joe’s electrical apprenticeship, his educational background includes a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Construction Electricity from Rio Salado Community College.
Bob Kohnen is a second-generation electrician by trade and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Management. Bob has over 30 years of experience in the Commercial Electrical Construction Industry, and he has spent the last 20 years in Operations.
In his role as president, he oversees all activities with respect to both new and ongoing projects. He applies his leadership strengths to implementing, designing and executing tactics, practices and strategies to fulfill the complete Conditions of Satisfaction (COS) required by our customers. Our goal is to never have to be managed by our customer. Operations’ mandate is to consistently increase the value of our customer offer.
Board of Advisors
Gordon E. Jensen
Working on golf carts in his early teens, Gordon became interested in the electric field. In high school and college he worked as a facility engineer where he became involved with all types of electrical and mechanical systems.
Gordon joined Wilson Electric in 1972 doing commercial, industrial and residential wiring. As growth allowed he moved into the office performing estimating, project management, design build and field supervision.
In 1979 Gordon left Wilson to help expand A.J. Goulder Electric to Las Vegas. He aided in the growth of the company in the Western US and became Executive VP.
Gordon became President of Wilson Electric in 1988; reopening the firm with the son of the original founder. Within a few short years the firm grew to be the largest, most respected, full service electrical company in Arizona.
Since Gordon’s 2001 retirement, he has done some real estate development and financing for select local clients.
Robert E. Kohnen Sr.
Mr. Kohnen retired from his role as President and CEO of Howard Systems Inc., one of America’s top ten specialty contractors located in several key western states.
Throughout his career and now into his retirement, Bob has been involved with several organizations including Electric League Arizona, Edison Electric Institute, National Society of Professional Engineers, Chairman Construction Division United Way of Arizona and Associated General Contractors, to name a few.
During his career Bob was heavily involved with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) serving as Governor to the national governing board. He served on several NECA committees, including the National Marketing Committee. He also helped design NECA’s nationally acclaimed “Total Energy Management” program.
David J. Lane
David began his career as a sales representative for Proctor and Gamble Company.
As his career progressed he decided to take on a new opportunity with the Pepsi-Cola bottler, Alpac Corporation. He spent seven years working in a variety of sales and marketing roles in Alaska, Seattle and Portland areas.
In 1990 David relocated to Tucson, Arizona to take a position with his family’s Pepsi-Cola franchises. During his tenure he held a variety of roles culminating in the presidency of the company. Dollar value of the company grew from just over $42 million, when he joined the company, to over $150 million when he, his brother and the board were able to sell the company in 2008.
David currently is actively engaged as the manager of an investment in a clean engine technology distribution company. He also serves as an advisor to three companies, one of which being Jenco.